Welcome to our library where we aspire to guide each student through the adventures of reading. The library can truly be a magical place of imagination with the right support and tools.
Miss Trish is the librarian.
Accelerated Reader Program
Accelerated Reader (A/R) is a computer program that helps educators monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child chooses a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. They take a self-directed computer quiz. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.)
Children using A/R choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.
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Renaissance Home Connect
Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to log in to a website and view the student’s reading practice and progress towards goals. Access to online results promotes discussion between parents and students, which motivates students and can make reading practice even more effective. In addition, parents can specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates in English or Spanish on their student’s math and reading progress.
Look for letters to come home which provide parents with their students log in and password information for A/R.
Accelerated Reader Dot Codes
The books in the library are coded with colored dots that correspond to the A/R reading difficulty level.
|1.0-1.4 Beginning of 1st grade|
|1.5-1.9 End of 1st grade|
|2.0-2.4 Beginning of 2nd grade|
|2.5-2.9 End of 2nd grade|
|3.0-3.4 Beginning of 3rd grade|
|3.5-3.9 End of 3rd grade|
|4.0-4.9 4th grade|
|5.0-10.0 5th through 10th grade|
Seach Library Collection
Dent Library’s book collection is cataloged and searchable online.
|Keeper of the Lost Cities||Shannon Messenger|
|Poppy series & Crispin series||Avi|
|Berenstain Bears series||Jan & Stan Berenstain|
|Fudge series||Judy Blume|
|The Mitten||Jan Brett|
|Clifford the Big Red Dog||Norman Bridwell|
|Hungry Caterpillar||Eric Carle|
|The Mouse and the Motorcycle & Ramona Quimby||Beverly Cleary|
|My Side of the Mountain||Jean Craighead George|
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Roald Dahl|
|Strega Nona||Tomie DePaola|
|Weird Side School Stories and Sports Fiction||Dan Gutman|
|Lily’s Plastic Purse||Kevin Henkes|
|Redwall Abbey||Brian Jacques|
|Snowy Day||Ezra Jack Keats|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Jeff Kinney|
|Guardians of Ga’hoole||Kathryn Lasky|
|A Wrinkle in Time||Madeline L’Engle|
|Chronicles of Narnia||C.S. Lewis|
|The Paper Bag Princess||Robert N. Munsch|
|If You Give a Mouse a Cookie||Laura Numeroff|
|Island of the Blue Dolphins||Scott O’Dell|
|Treasure Hunters series & House of Robots series||James Patterson|
|Magic Tree House series||Mary Pope Osborne|
|Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis||Dave Pilkey|
|Miss Mallard Mysteries||Robert Quackenbush|
|Henry and Mudge series||Cynthia Rylant|
|The Stinky Cheese Man and The Time Warp Trio series||Jon Scieszka|
|The Giving Tree||Shel Silverstein|
|Eggs and Stargirl||Jerry Spinelli|
|A Series of Unfortunate Events||Lemony Snicket|
|Dr. Suess books||Dr. Suess|
|Charlotte’s Web||E.B. White|
|Elephant & Piggie series and Pigeon series||Mo Willems|